I finally know what I want to use WP for. To promote my books on Amazon. I’ll still read others works and vote and comment but all I am posting on here from now on is first chapters and links to purchase the book. I think if you really want to succeed as a professional writer this is the course to take. If you are honing your craft or a young person writing for fun then I can see why wp would be for you. Plus it’s a great place to make friends . But giving your whole book away for free is not going to earn you any money
I was really on the fence on this and then I had 2 negative experiences with “contests” on here that opened my eyes to how much of WP is really a popularity contest. And that sucks because it means a lot of really great writers are slipping through the cracks. That’s why I’m not leaving. I’ll be here reading and commenting and voting to support these writers.
Not mad. Just have the clarity I need now.